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AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Observatory launches flight weather app

It will provide flight crews with the latest weather information.

Traditional paper-based meteorological flight documentation are now a thing of the past as Hong Kong Observatory launched the MyFlightWx electronic flight bag mobile application last December 14 at the 80th anniversary of aviation weather services in Hong Kong. 

The app allows flight crews to download weather information by entering a flight number based on the flight plan filed by airlines. 

On Wi-Fi equipped aircraft, flight crews can stay updated of the latest weather conditions during a flight.

Observatory Director Shun Chi-ming said that MyFlightWx is the world’s first electronic flight bag weather app developed by a meteorological authority. 

"Its launch is a major milestone and marks the first time aeronautical meteorological information, including imagery information, can be transmitted directly to aircraft in flight," he added.

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